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26-22-3940

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

West Virginia Department of Archives and History

Who documented this quilt?

West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search

The West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search Number:

50682

Source of the information on this quilt:

STEP GRANDDAUGHTER

When was the form filled out?

October 31, 1992

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Received as a gift

Interviewer:

BT, Key by: MM

Where was the quilt documentation day held?

HUNTINGTON

Owner's name for quilt:

WEDDING QUILT

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

CHIMNEY SWALLOW VARIATION

Brackman # or other source & #:

8690, p. 353

How wide is the quilt?

86

How long is the quilt?

66

Shape of edge:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy

Overall color scheme:

Light or pastel colors

Describe the damage:

filling/batting visible, Fragile

Type of inscription:

Other

Time period:

1930-1949

Family/owner's date for quilt:

1939

Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:

1935

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

38

Size of quilt blocks:

8 X 8

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

On point or rotated 45 degrees

Sashing width:

No sashing

Number of borders:

2

Describe the borders:

Variety of fabrics

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain; Floral

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Percale

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing; Hand Piecing

Can you feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid?

no

Describe the back:

Solid/plain; Same fabric used throughout; Machine sewn

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front; Hand sewn

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

Single thread, Cotton thread

Color of thread used in the quilting:

WHITE

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

7

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

8

Width between quilting lines:

1

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Grid/crosshatch

Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:

Pieced back, even stitching

Quilt top made by:

INGRAM, ZELLA

Where the quilt was made, city:

DAYTON

Where the quilt was made, state:

Ohio (OH)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

1939

Why was the quilt made?

Gift or presentation; Wedding

The quilt was made to be used for:

Bedding, special occasion

Where did the maker get their materials?

Purchased new

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

Photographs

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

BAUMGARDNER

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

HUNTINGTON,

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

West Virginia (WV)

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1955

Quiltmaker's educational background:

Unknown

Quiltmaker's occupation:

HOUSEWIFE

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Urban

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' ethnic/tribal background:

CANADIAN

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' occupation:

MACHINIST

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Husband's birth year: 1852, Husband's birthplace: SHERBROOKE, CANADA, Husband's date of death: year: 1912, Husband's burialplace: SPRING HILL,HUNTINGT, Quiltmaker's burialplace: NEAR DAYTON, OHIO

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search

Cite this Quilt

INGRAM, ZELL. WEDDING QUILT. 1930-1949. From West Virginia Department of Archives and History, West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=26-22-3940. Accessed: 04/17/24